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Benjamin Franklin

Author Code: ABFX

Born: Jan. 17, 1806 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Died: Apr. 17, 1790 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Printer, diplomat, philosopher, author, scientist and statesman, Franklin was one of the greatest figures of the revolutionary era. Almost entirely self-educated, Franklin typified Enlightenment man. He traveled to London in 1724 for an apprenticeship in printing and returned to America in 1726. He founded the first public library in 1731 in Philadelphia, published Poor Richard's Almanack in 1732, performed his celebrated kite experiment with electicity in 1752 after a number of years of scientific investigation in a number of areas. He was also deputy postmaster of Philadelphia in 1737. Elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1750, he continued to serve until 1764.

He was elected to the Second Continental Congress on his return to America in 1775 after 11 years in England. He was both one of the drafters and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1778 he was appointed the first minister to France. He was also among the group chosen to conclude peace with Great Britain in 1781. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention and a signer of that document.

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
ABFX012 From the Constitutional Convention
  Motion for Prayers in the Convention
  Proposals for Representation, etc. for Consideration of Convention
  Remarks on Veto Power
  Speech in A Committee of the Convention on the Proportion of Representation and Votes
  Speech in the Convention at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations
  Speech in the Convention on the Subject of Salaries
1787 9 145k Document Download PDF - 'From the Constitutional Convention' (ABFX012)
ABFX010 A Dissertation on Liberty & Necessity, Pleasure & Pain 1725 10 152k eBook Download PDF - 'A Dissertation on Liberty & Necessity, Pleasure & Pain' (ABFX010) Find a printed copy of A Dissertation on Liberty & Necessity, Pleasure & Pain by Benjamin Franklin at AbeBooks
ABFX004 The Dogood Papers & Other Contributions 1722-1723 41 297k eBook Download PDF - 'The Dogood Papers & Other Contributions' (ABFX004) Find a printed copy of The Dogood Papers & Other Contributions by Benjamin Franklin at AbeBooks
ABFX007 The Drinker's Dictionary 1737 8 127k eBook Download PDF - 'The Drinker's Dictionary' (ABFX007) Find a printed copy of The Drinker's Dictionary by Benjamin Franklin at AbeBooks
ABFX006 On Education 1749 15 205k eBook Download PDF - 'On Education' (ABFX006) Find a printed copy of On Education by Benjamin Franklin at AbeBooks
ABFX002 Essays, Editorial & Commentary
  Over Two-Hundred Essays & Editorials
1729-1790 394 2350k eBook Download PDF - 'Essays, Editorial & Commentary' (ABFX002) Find a printed copy of Essays, Editorial & Commentary by Benjamin Franklin at AbeBooks
ABFX003 Letters & Correspondence
  Over one hundred and seventy Letters
1727-1790 258 1637k eBook Download PDF - 'Letters & Correspondence' (ABFX003) Find a printed copy of Letters & Correspondence by Benjamin Franklin at AbeBooks
ABFX009 A Modest Enquiry Into the Nature & Necessity of a Paper Currency 1729 9 154k Document Download PDF - 'A Modest Enquiry Into the Nature & Necessity of a Paper Currency' (ABFX009)
ABFX005 No Taxation Without Representation 1754 6 149k Document Download PDF - 'No Taxation Without Representation' (ABFX005)
ABFX011 Poor Richard's Almanack 1733-1758 84 372k eBook Download PDF - 'Poor Richard's Almanack' (ABFX011) Find a printed copy of Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin at AbeBooks
ABFX001 The Unfinished Autobiography 1771-1788 102 688k eBook Download PDF - 'The Unfinished Autobiography' (ABFX001) Find a printed copy of The Unfinished Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin at AbeBooks

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